Hear me out, okay? Most flags are... boring. Go ahead, look up the flags of the world. Prove me wrong! I'll wait <yawn> here. Why hasn't anyone given flags a makeover yet? I guess dull, solid stripes ARE easier to reprint and reproduce. But are they inspiring? Also, this is 2019! We have the technology … Continue reading Landscape Flags
Truman Burbank: Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. ~ Andrew Niccol, The Truman Show Greetings, courtesy of Truman Burbank, from the canyons of Zion National Park and Campfire Tales to you! Other Zion posts you might like: The ZBGC Triangle Zion Vacation Homestead
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone Sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in my bones Some days are diamonds, some days are stones ~ John Denver, Some Days are Diamonds Surf comes in. Surf goes out. Surf in, surf out. Surf in, surf out. … Continue reading Amelia Pleads the Fifth
"Gimme a 'B!'" "B!" "Gimme an 'EACH!'" "EACH!" "What's that spell?" "I can't hear you!" "I CAN'T HEAR YOU!" "Nice job! And if you need help next time, simply remember, 'B E before A C.'"
Even though the Grand Canyon is really much, much older, I'd like to take a brief moment and wish a (belated) Happy Centennial to the National Park, which officially turned 100 this past February. It would be remiss not to add an extra cheer for Teddy Roosevelt, the first champion of the park. I can't … Continue reading Happy (Belated) Birthday Grand Canyon National Park!
Our ability to travel is a privilege. But it is also a choice. Money is time. Where do we spend our time? Wilderness is not my leisure or my recreation. It is my sanity. ~ Terry Tempest Williams, The Hour of Land Here is the beginning of my day. I try to spend a minute … Continue reading Sanity & Thankfulness
Brad I the Banana Slug, First King of Fall Creek Ventured out to survey his dominion last week. Brad sped* to a vantage point. With great discerning, He carefully inspected all things concerning: Ferns ferning? Trees yearning? Trails turning? Creek churning? Check, check, check and check. But then, upon adjourning Someone** seized the slimy sovereign … Continue reading Mollusk Monarch Mug Shots
As mentioned in the review of the book What's the Difference?, this is a new feature of Campfire Tales comparing photos side by side to determine their similarities and differences. Today's topic is transportation. Let's start with similarities, "Bike Share Programs" in Italy and the United States. Italy is on the left, and I think … Continue reading Same/Difference: Transportation
What a beautiful day! There's still a little sunshine left. Wanna take a walk? Wow, I feel better. I hope you do too! Before we lose the light, check out this yard. I think the woman who lives here is waiting for her pirate husband to come home. I know women used to use curtains … Continue reading Roadside Art: Mrs. Pirate’s Yard
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